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How do you change the world?

Lynn Zimmer did it with a note on message board, a lot of hard work, and a sense of hope in humans and their capabilities by Glen Herbert “I’m very practical,” says Lynn Zimmer. “I’d reached the point where I just felt very tired of having to be angry about everything all the time. I…read more

Trinity Congregation Transforms Local Lives

Homeward Bound Peterborough, an innovative wrap-around program that provides vulnerable single mothers with opportunities to gain education, secure employment and build a better future, first captured the imagination of Trinity United Church Congregation in 2016. As the program turned from a dream into a reality, the congregation’s original plan to provide funding for the furnishings…read more

Saying Farewell to Lynn Zimmer

A message of thanks from YWCA Board President, Neera Jeyabalan “Every now and then, we have the good fortune to cross paths with someone who changes us for the better, forever. Lynn Zimmer is one of those people and getting to know her has changed who I am in a profound way, in a way…read more

Stronger Together

While many people don’t think of themselves as having the means to make a difference, a gift in a will often allows individuals to leave a larger gift than would be possible in their lifetime – and the collective impact of these gifts can be truly transformative for women and children. Debra Clarke (pictured above),…read more

‘What’s Next?’ Fund – A Tribute to Lynn Zimmer

The ‘What’s Next?’ Fund is an initiative spearheaded by the friends and family of YWCA Peterborough Haliburton to commemorate Lynn Zimmer’s brilliant career, to celebrate her transition to the next exciting phase of her life and to ensure that women in our community will have brighter and more independent futures for years to come. As…read more

More women seeking help from YWCA

Haliburton Echo | Women have been seeking help in greater numbers in Haliburton County over the last year. During the Take Back the Night march in Haliburton on Thursday, Denise Morton-Sayles, a counsellor at YWCA Haliburton gave a speech to the group assembled in Head Lake Park. She said from 2017-2018 to 2018-2019, they “saw…read more

Community leaders in Peterborough have message for non-voters

Peterborough This Week | Groups are pushing to get people informed and out to the polls this October. While public debates have their place in election cycles, a group of organizations in Peterborough are trying something different to improve political engagement. Care. Hope. Vote! is a campaign and web resource being launched by 19 organizations…read more